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Mark Steyn

Mood Indigo

I had a grand time at Indigo Books at Toronto's Manulife Centre on Wednesday night, and I thank Heather Reisman for very graciously including me in her roster of extremely distinguished authors. The joint was SRO - and from quite early on, as Eye On A Crazy Planet reports: My pal Mitch Wolfe, a writer for Canada Free Press, mentioned to me that he arrived at 4 pm for the 7 pm start. Even so, it was so crowded he was still only able to watch in a densely packed standing section at the rear of ...

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On the Air

Condition Stable, But Not in Remission

Mark had a lively crowd for his event at Indigo Books in Toronto with Heather Reisman, which he'll have more to say about later. But in the meantime here's a couple of Wednesday media appearances. First, he joined Global's Morning Show for a wide-ranging discussion with Liza Fromer, Rosey Edeh, Kris Reyes and Antony Robart - a quartet of hosts all of whom were remarkably well-informed about his book. Click below to watch...

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Education as Child Abuse

Being as how I'm in Toronto for my Indigo gig with Heather Reisman tonight, I thought I'd make an in-studio appearance with John Oakley rather than doing it via the bit of wet string stretching from New Hampshire to Toronto. We discussed the enforced public recanting by Benedict Cumberbatch, who accidentally referred to people of color as "colored people", or vice-versa - and we also talked about the so-called "sex education" curriculum, which is really the appalling and evil ...

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Returning Fire

Mark talks ISIS and Justin Trudeau with his old National Post comrade Don Martin on CTV's "Power Play"

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On the Air

Signing on to the Lie

Mark joined Ezra Levant on Sun News to chew over the jihad and political correctness

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"Free Speech Has to Include the Right to Insult Islam"

Joseph Brean interviews Mark in Canada's National Post

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The [Un]documented Mark Steyn

The Dainty Little 19th-Century Imperialist Gelding

Mark is a little under the weather this weekend, and resting up before his live appearance in Toronto this Wednesday. But his excruciating pain momentarily lessened when he read this review of The [Un]documented Mark Steyn by Charles C W Jang in The Dartmouth Review:

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The Hugh Hewitt Show

President Tee-Time in a No-Go World

On Thursday I kept my regular date on The Hugh Hewitt Show, where Hugh took me on a quick tour of a crumbling world...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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Ave atque vale

Rush's Right-Hand Man

Kit Carson was Rush Limbaugh's Chief of Staff, so Rush dubbed him "H R" - as in H R Haldeman, who fulfilled the same role for Richard Nixon. The dramatis personae of the Nixon White House aren't quite as reflexively familiar to an unassimilated foreign guest-host such as myself, and it took me awhile to get on top of it: on one early show, I referred to him as "R F", which bemused him. "Where did that come from?" he asked. After thinking about it, I figured I must have confused H R with R F, the studio boss of "Monumental Pictures" in Singin' In The Rain.

Kit liked that. He had been an actor, dreaming of Broadway, not talk radio. But 27 years ago he accepted a job with a guy whose radio show was growing a little faster than he could handle...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)

ImageWe're spending this weekend with the Isham Jones/Gus Kahn end of the Sinatra songbook. Following "It Had To Be You" on Friday, here's a song Frank sang for almost half-a-century from June of 1940, as the new boy vocalist with a hit orchestra, to deep into the 1980s, as a lion in winter jumpin' all over a hard-swingin' band...

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Seasons of Steyn

Happy Australia Day!

Even in the Lucky Country, the battle for freedom of expression is not going as well as it might...

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Mark at the Movies

Mystic River

One of Clint Eastwood's best movies - as producer, director and composer

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Steyn's Song of the Week

It Had To Be You

An ├╝ber-standard everyone sang before Frank

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Climate Change: The Facts

As I mentioned the other day in relation to Michael E Mann's latest "hockey stick", I'm honored to be alongside some of the most eminent scientists and some of the most rollicking commentators in a new book called Climate Change: The Facts...

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